08.11.2012 Big Ben will be let out on lease

London administration decided to lease out the Elizabeth Tower, former Big Ben, to the movie-makers, reports Geo Meridian portal.

This decision is due to very high tower maintenance expenses, which also badly needs serious repairs. According to the previous estimates, the treasury will annually receive up to 3,5 million euros for leasing the tower, which is quite a small sum, if you consider that it is required about 1,5 billion euros only for repairs.

This idea to lease out the famous tower was proposed after the failure to charge tourists for visiting the Big Ben with excursions.
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